Bio Art & Design Award 2015

Friday 22 May 2015
, 14:30 hrs
Location: Stroom Den Haag, Hogewal 1-9, The Hague
Language spoken: English
RSVP: click here

This year Stroom Den Haag will host the finals of the Bio Art & Design Award (BAD Award) competition. From 14:30 hrs ten teams of young artists/designers and scientists will pitch their art projects in the field of bio art and design in front of the jury, members of the press and the audience. Following the presentations the chairman of the jury, William Myers (curator and author), will announce the three winners. Each winning team will be granted an award of 25.000 euros to realize their project.

14.30 hrs: doors open

15.00-15.15 hrs: Welcome by Wilma van Donselaar (ZonMw) and Angelique Spaninks (MU Artspace). A short explanation about the background of the competition, the preselection and what will happen after an artist/designer wins.

15.15-16.00 hrs: Viewing of thedocumentary "Talking Plants & Morning Urine" (a documentary about the collaboration between artists & scientists in this competition. Made by Bromet&dochters and commissioned by CSG Centre for Society and the Life Sciences) .

16.00-16.40 hrs: Public pitches by all contestants about their proposed projects (3 minutes each).
1. Emma Conley (Ireland)
"The MSA: Microbiome Security Agency"

A collaboration with: Microbiology & Systems Biology group, TNO
2. Agi Haines (UK) "Drones with desires"
A collaboration with: Department of Neuroscience, Erasmus MC
3. Louise Mackenzie (UK) "Infectious Melodies (Meditation XVII)"
A collaboration with: Department of Viroscience, Erasmus MC
4. Cindy Meeldijk & Steven van Beijeren (NL) "THE ELDERLYFACTORY - FACULTY OF WHISDOM"
A collaboration with: Department of Molecular Epidemiology, LUMC
5. Isaac Monté (Sri Lanka) "The Art of Deception"
A collaboration with: Department of Ecological Science, VU
6. Orion Maxted (NL) "Human Simulation"
A collaboration with: Amsterdam Synthetic Systems Biology Centre, VU
A collaboration with: Marine Viral Ecology, Dept. Biological Oceanography, NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research
8. Michael Candy (Australia) "Synthetic Pollinizers"
A collaboration with: Resource Ecology Group, Wageningen University
9. Hongjie Yang (NL) "The Adaptive Aesthetics"
A collaboration with: Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences (UvA)
10. Kristin Neidlinger (USA) "Body Electric human connectivity"
A collaboration with: Designed Intelligence group, Industrial Design Department, Technology University of Eindhoven

16.40 hrs: Announcement of the winners by William Myers, the chairman of the Jury

Drinks afterwards

Read more about the shortlisted artists (in English).

The Bio Art & Design Award is an encouragement for young artists and designers to explore the boundaries of art and science in collaboration with life scientists. The BAD Award is an initiative of NWO (Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research) and ZonMw (Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development), Eindhoven University of Technology, Waag Society, kunstruimte MU and BioArt Laboratories in Eindhoven.

'Aqua Vita', Susana Cámara Leret & Mike Thompson
photo: courtesy the artists